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Comparable benefits of land sparing and sharing indicated by bird responses to stand-level plantation intensity in Hokkaido, northern Japan

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Title: Comparable benefits of land sparing and sharing indicated by bird responses to stand-level plantation intensity in Hokkaido, northern Japan
Authors: Yoshii, Chiaki Browse this author
Yamaura, Yuichi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Soga, Masashi Browse this author
Shibuya, Masato Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Nakamura, Futoshi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Broad-leaved trees
Conifer plantations
Land-use intensity
Planted forest
Response diversity
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2015
Publisher: Springer
Journal Title: Journal of forest research
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
Start Page: 167
End Page: 174
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/s10310-014-0453-2
Abstract: We examined potentially contrasting conservation benefits of land sparing (land-use specialization) and land sharing (multiple-use forestry) strategies in forested landscapes by investigating relationships between bird functional group densities and basal areas of coniferous trees (an index of plantation intensity) in Sakhalin fir (Abies sachalinensis) and Sakhalin spruce (Picea glehnii) plantations. Densities of most bird functional groups increased with decreasing plantation intensity in both plantation types. In many cases, linear models were best for descriptors of bird density-plantation intensity relationships, but statistical support of linear and nonlinear (quadratic) models was similar. This outcome indicates that ecological benefits of land sparing and land sharing are potentially comparable in the plantations we studied. In real landscapes, land-use decision making depends on a variety of factors other than biodiversity conservation (e.g., social and biophysical factors). Furthermore, niche theory also predicts that population densities could linearly respond to environmental gradients. When density-intensity relationships are linear, as in this study, land-sparing and land-sharing strategies provide similar benefits in terms of biodiversity conservation, and contrasting land-use strategies could be flexibly chosen to enhance the accommodation of biodiversity conservation to resource production.
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